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True Underlying Issues: Relationship Reality Check PT6

Dr. Phil discusses the concept of the "bad spirit" that can ruin a relationship. He describes characteristics of the bad spirit, including being a scorekeeper, fault finder, believing it's your way or the highway, turning into an attack dog, being a passive warmonger, and giving up on the relationship. These behaviors do not contribute to a healthy relationship and can cause harm.

Learn how to examine your own behavior and make changes to rid yourself of the bad spirit, which can lead to a substantial improvement in the relationship. Find the true underlying issues in your relationship. Dr. Phil stresses how it is important to focus on personal growth and self-improvement rather than trying to change one's partner.



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True Underlying Issues: Relationship Reality Check PT6

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